Available in two versions:
17" Traditional scale length
20" Long scale length

14 fret neck
Traditional body: 14"L / 12 "W / 3.1"D
Long scale body: 15"L / 13.5 "W / 3.3"D
34 mm neck width at nut
string gauges: .012, .020w, .032, .045
tuning: CGDA or DGDA


This edition of mandola is delicately toned and extremely responsive ; percussive and bouncy when played near the bridge and woody and twangy when played over the soundhole . I find that the smaller the body the more that a flat-top will come through in the mix. I have deepened the body slightly to create a smoother high end but have kept the width normal, except for the long scale.

The mandola fits nicely into it's sturdy custom made strat-style rectangular case. The model is further defined by the beautiful rare and high-end nickel Der Jung tuning heads and signature Nyberg cast-bronze tailpiece, which accepts ball-end strings. This is part of a new line of mandolas launched in January 2010.

The tonewoods used, joinery and craftmanship are extremely high as always and compliment the distinguished player. Happy customers in North America and Europe can agree with this.

As mentioned before:
The long scale mandola (20") has a deeper tone and perhaps more preferable for celtic music. The traditional scale mandola is the familiar and more widely used version, with the more percussive mandolin-familiar tight response.

I use a 15" radius induced-arch in the top that brings out the best possible structural reinforcement as well as projection and volume.

The long scale mandola model also evolves into the innovative 10 string short-scale cittern.

Every Nyberg Mandola incorporates solid body plates, a mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod (through soundhole), chrome precision sealed tuning heads, chrome strap buttons, bone nut and saddle, custom cast and hinged bronze tailpiece, and includes a hardshell archtop case. Lifetime warranty.

Check the Design Ethics Page for details on construction, design, and options such as pick-ups.


Starting at $2560 US ($3200 CAD) 17" traditional.
or $2750 US ($3400 CAD) Celtic long-scale 20"
These are base model prices which include a mahogany, sapele or claro walnut body, choice of topwood and binding. Hardshell case included.

Top Options Body Options Binding Options
cedar mahogany rosewood
engelmann spruce flamed koa ebony
sitka spruce flamed maple cocobolo
port orford cedar indian rosewood flamed maple

Click here to contact me for specific pricing based upon your desired options.


MF-12 flamed-koa body, bear-claw sitka spruce top

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